The Helios renewable natural gas (RNG) project Is located in Western New York and the Finger Lakes region. The three farms; Gardeau Crest Farms, Lawnhurst Farms and Willet Dairy, will provide Brightmark with dairy manure from their herds that will serve as feedstock for the three existing anaerobic digesters on the farms. The digesters will capture, extract and clean the methane in the manure and the convert it into RNG and inject it into a nearby gas pipeline for distribution. When fully operational in the third quarter of 2021, the digesters will produce up to 500 MMBtu of RNG per day or 182,500 MMBtu per year between the three dairy farms. The project is part of the recently announced joint venture Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, a Brightmark platform in partnership with Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

“We are proud to partner with Brightmark to further reduce our environmental impact and to ensure that we continue to be good neighbors to our local community with the odor management benefits our anaerobic digester provides. This partnership allows us to convert our manure waste into a valuable resource, while also improving odor control and reducing our emissions – a win-win-win for our farm, our community and the environment.”

-Don Jensen, Lawnhurst Farms

Project Benefits


Waste to New Products: When fully operational in the third quarter of 2021, the digesters will produce up to 500 MMBtu of RNG per day or 182,500 MMBtu per year between the three dairy farms.

Project Locations


  • Gardeau Crest Farms
  • Lawnhurst Farms
  • Willet Dairy
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